HK Research’s MetalFlex Marine Gel Coat Polymer Delivers a Sparkling Performance


HICKORY, NC — HK Research, America’s leading gel coat expert, brings new depths of protection and brilliant color to the marine industry with its MetalFlex™ polymer gel coats. MetalFlex is one of HK Research’s Revolution® series of gel coat polymers, which are an engineering of the polymer’s molecular makeup using a proprietary grafting technique to give it flexibility while under pressure.

Available in a variety of vibrant colors, MetalFlex can have the brilliance of traditional bass boat metal flake or the subtlety of a soft pearl. What separates it from other gel coats is the depth of color, durability and ease of application.

“Along with its deep metallic glow, what makes MetalFlex and all our Revolution polymers so different is their ability to ‘flex’ due to the elasticity in their molecular structure,” explained David Higgins, VP of Marketing and Sales, HK Research. “The depth of color and vibrancy of MetalFlex gives boats a glowing aura in the showroom and in the water. While providing outstanding in-shop application properties, the MetalFlex Revolution polymer offers the best weathering properties and water resistance — all at a price competitive with traditional gel coats.”

Using a proprietary grafting technique, HK Research has completely re-engineered the polymer’s molecular makeup to produce its Revolution series of gel coats. Flexible molecular crosslinks enable MetalFlex to resist cracking under pressure while delivering outstanding water and UV resistance. And, like all HK products, Revolution gel coat polymers are specially engineered to deliver outstanding performance in the shop and in the field.

Based in Hickory, North Carolina, HK Research has the largest facility in North America designed exclusively for premium polymer coating manufacturing. HK Research’s fully automated facility produces the world’s most advanced, consistently reproducible coating products for marine, aerospace, transportation and pool and spa industries. Barrel to barrel, HK Research’s coatings deliver superior protection that lasts, maintains a new appearance longer, and adapts easily to the production process, saving time and money on every run.

For more information on HK Research or their products, visit their website or call (800) 334-5975.

David Higgins, VP – Sales and Marketing, HK Research
908 Old Lenoir Rd., P.O. Box 1809, Hickory, NC
(800) 334-5975 • (828) 328-1721